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[audio]Geeshie Wiley & Elvie Thomas-Pick Poor Robin Clean - Geeshie Wiley & Elvie Thomas
Recorded circa March 1931 in Grafton, Wisconsin. Geeshie Wiley on vocals and lead guitar, Elvie Thomas on second guitar. This bouncy, raggy tune opens with the chilling lines: "I picked poor robin clean, picked poor robin clean Picked his head, picked his feet, would have picked his body but it wasn't fit to eat."
Keywords: Music; Acoustic; Blues; Ragtime; Acoustic Country Blues; 78rpm
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[audio]Lonesome Road Blues - Sam Collins
MP3 of "Lonesome Road Blues" by Sam Collins
Keywords: Blues
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[audio]Mississippi John Hurt-Louis Collins - Mississippi John Hurt
Recorded on December 21, 1928 in New York City. Hurt said, when asked about this sweet murder ballad, that he "made it up from hearing people talk. He was a great man, I know that, and he was killed by two men named Bob and Louis. I got enough of the story to write me a song."
Keywords: Music; Acoustic; Ballad; Blues; Acoustic Country Blues; 78rpm
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[audio]Charley Patton-A Spoonful Blues - Charley Patton
This was recorded on June 14, 1929 in Richmond, Indiana. Dick Spottswood in "Screamin' and Hollerin' the Blues: The Worlds of Charley Patton" describes it as "[p]robably a cocaine song with ambiguous sexual overtones...."
Keywords: Music; Acoustic; Blues; Acoustic Country Blues; Delta Blues; 78rpm
Downloads: 21,652 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(4 reviews)
[audio]Son House-My Black Mama Part One - Son House
Recorded in June 1930 in Grafton, Wisconsin. These recording sessions included Charley Patton, Willie Brown and Louise Johnson who all drove up to Wisconsin together from Mississippi. This tune made a deep impression on a young Robert Johnson, who was reportedly mentored somewhat by House; Johnson later recorded this tune as "Walkin' Blues." John Lee Hooker likewise did his own version in 1949 called "Burnin' Hell," based on the lines from the third verse: "Yeah, ain't no heaven, ain't no burnin...
Keywords: Music; Acoustic; Blues; Acoustic Country Blues; Delta Blues; 78rpm
Downloads: 29,702 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(5 reviews)
[audio]B. F. Shelton-Pretty Polly - B. F. Shelton
Recorded on July 29 1927 at Bristol, Tennessee during the famous Bristol Sessions where Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family made their first recordings. This version of "Pretty Polly" is just one of the many turns on the "murdered girlfriend" ballad. Banjo players who play these sordid little tunes tend to tune their instrument to a modal tuning. Some researchers have held the belief that "Pretty Polly" is a shortened variation of another ballad called "The Gosport Tragedy."
Keywords: Music; Acoustic; Ballad; Country; Old-Time Appalachian; Banjo Tune; 78rpm
Downloads: 18,510 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(11 reviews)
[audio]Geeshie Wiley-Last Kind Words - Geeshie Wiley
Recorded circa March 1930 in Grafton, Wisconsin. Don Kent has described "Last Kind Words" as "one of the most imginatively constructed guitar arrangments of its era...."
Keywords: Music; Acoustic; Blues; Acoustic Country Blues; Delta Blues; 78rpm
Downloads: 29,194 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(9 reviews)
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